SENATE AVERTS SHUTDOWN — The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill on Thursday that keeps the government funded until mid-December and likely averts a shutdown that would have kicked in this weekend absent any action, Caitlin Emma and Marianne LeVine report. “Senate leaders reached an agreement to speed passage of the short-term funding fix on Thursday after Biden signed off on a temporary 100 percent federal cost-share waiver for typhoon aid in Alaska, appeasing the state’s GOP senators. Republican Sen. MIKE BRAUN of Indiana also backed off an effort to delay the vote after he secured floor time to expound on the benefits of balanced budgets.” It now heads to the House for final passage, after which it will land on Biden’s desk.
— Right on cue: WSJ’s @siobhanehughes: “[Senate Majority Leader CHUCK] SCHUMER announces that next roll call vote is Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.”
JOCKEYING — Rep. KEVIN HERN (R-Okla.) seems a shoo-in to take over the top post of the Republican Study Committee after his challenger, Rep. KAT CAMMACK (R-Fla.), told colleagues that she was pulling out of the race, Olivia Beavers reports. “One GOP source familiar with the matter said Cammack is being approached by her colleagues about running for the open conference secretary role. If she did, she would set off a two-way race with freshman Rep. LISA McCLAIN (R-Mich.).”
HEADS UP — “Congress Votes to Suspend Tariffs on Baby Formula Ingredient to Boost Supply,” WSJ